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Spaan and Latin America Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 12, 2019

Michigan Language Assessment is pleased to announce that four research grants have been awarded for 2019. The grant awards include three inaugural recipients of the Latin America Research Grants, which were established to support research on language assessment in Latin America. Additionally, a researcher received the Spaan Grant, which was established to recognize Mary Spaan’s contributions to the field of language assessment through her more than three decades of work at U-M.

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Test Centers Across South America Embrace MET Go!

January 24, 2019

MET Go! successfully launched in November 2018. Three Michigan Language Assessment test centers gave the 4-skills test for their students, most of whom ranged in age from 11 to 15. The Institute of Argentinian North American Cultural Exchange (IICANA), Alianza Cultural Uruguay, and Richmond Peru were the earliest adopters of this new exam.

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An Intern’s Words: Senyung Lee

January 15, 2019

Michigan Language Assessment’s internship program provides professional training and research opportunities for English language teaching and assessment professionals and graduate students. In 2018, Michigan Language Assessment welcomed two interns. The following is from Senyung Lee, one of the 2018 interns.

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An Intern’s Words: Phuong Nguyen

January 15, 2019

Michigan Language Assessment’s internship program provides professional training and research opportunities for English language teaching and assessment professionals and graduate students. In 2018, Michigan Language Assessment welcomed two interns. The following is from Phuong Nguyen, one of our 2018 interns.

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Meet Rita Simpson-Vlach, Educational Materials Developer

January 10, 2019 | By: CJ Pettus

Michigan Language Assessment will soon offer a more robust set of educational materials. Rita Simpson-Vlach joined Michigan Language Assessment as the educational materials developer in the fall of 2018. She’ll support teachers and test centers by developing new educational resources that include test preparation materials and classroom activities for skill-specific development.

Rita Simpson-Vlach
Rita Simpson-Vlach
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